OEF Business Partnerships/Sponsors

Our business partners and sponsors provide much-needed support to Okemos students and staff. In return, the OEF advertises our business partners' generosity to our community.
It's a win-win -- Join us!

Partnership Opportunities

Partnerships are available through the following programs:

Annual Banquet Sponsors The Okemos Education Foundation hosts an annual banquet each November to honor the faculty, staff, volunteers, and alumni who have made significant contributions to the Okemos school community. The OEF relies on its business sponsors to allow us to offer tickets at a reasonable price. Additional sponsorship funding is directed to the OEF General Fund to support Okemos students. Learn more about the annual banquet. See banquet sponsorship levels

OEF Club Sponsors The Okemos Education Foundation has been funding after-school clubs since 2010 when district budget constraints forced their elimination. The OEF funds approximately 25 clubs each year, some at every level of the district. Business sponsors help the OEF continue these valuable educational and social opportunities for our students.

2017 club sponsorship opportunities include:

  • $15,000 Safety Patrol (4 schools) or $4,000 (1 school)
  • $8,000 ACTION (OHS community service club)
  • $5,500 Chieftain Champs, with transportation (3 schools) or $2,000 (1 school)
  • $5,000 Quiz Bowl (OHS competitive trivia team)
  • $3,000 Connect (OHS freshman orientation and mentoring program)
  • $1,500 Single school-specific club
  • Learn more about OEF-funded clubs.
    See recognition benefits for club sponsors

OEF Grant Sponsors Each year the Okemos Education Foundation receives numerous requests from teachers for educational materials and experiences to enhance the curriculum for Okemos students. The requested items vary each year, based on the innovative ideas of the teachers who request them. Our partners can choose to sponsor an individual grant for $1,200. In addition to the recognition benefits at that giving level (Gold Partner), the grant sponsor will receive a photo and letter explaining the grant and its impact on student learning. Recognition will also be listed with the grant on the OEF's website. Learn more about OEF classroom grants and see what's been made possible by OEF donors in the past.

Special Programs and Projects The OEF relies on its business partners to help bring valuable educational programs to our students. Programs such as the Elementary Author Visit and the 2016 Legacy of Emmett Till panel discussion could only happen with the generosity of our partners.

2017 program sponsorship opportunities include:

See recognition benefits for program sponsors

Sponsor Recognition Benefits

Club Sponsorship ($1,500 - $15,000)

  • Photo and interview on OEF website about the club sponsorship
  • Announcement to club members of sponsorship
  • Letter explaining the club's activities and the impact on students
  • Your company logo on the home page of the OEF website ($2,500 and up)
  • Benefits of OEF Awards Banquet Sponsors, if received by Oct. 20, 2017 (see below)
  • Recognition in a “thank you” ad in The OHS Press and in OHS drama programs
  • Recognition on the OEF Facebook page
  • Recognition on the OEF website with a link to your business website
  • Recognition in the OEF newsletter

Grant Sponsorship ($1,200)

  • Photo and letter explaining the grant and its impact on students
  • Sponsor name listed with grant on OEF website
  • Benefits of OEF Awards Banquet Sponsors at Gold Level, if received by Oct. 20, 2017 (see below)
  • Recognition in a “thank you” ad in The OHS Press and in OHS drama programs
  • Recognition on the OEF Facebook page
  • Recognition on the OEF website with a link to your business website
  • Recognition in the OEF newsletter

Program Sponsorship ($2,000 - $10,000)

  • Photo and interview on OEF website about the program sponsorship
  • Photo and letter explaining the funded activities and the impact on students
  • Sponsor name/logo listed on program page on OEF website
  • Benefits of OEF Awards Banquet Sponsors at Gold Level, if received by Oct. 20, 2017 (see below)
  • Recognition in a “thank you” ad in The OHS Press and in OHS drama programs
  • Recognition on the OEF Facebook page
  • Recognition on the OEF website with a link to your business website
  • Recognition in the OEF newsletter

OEF Awards Banquet

Banquet sponsor recognition benefits are available to all sponsors if received by October 20, 2017

Emerald Sponsor ($5,000 and up)

  • Individual social media post about sponsorship
  • Seating at the Superintendent's Table
  • Recognition on the lectern banner at the event
  • Recognition on the welcome sign at the entrance to the event
  • Verbal recognition during the OEF Awards Presentation
  • Logo/Name displayed on the projection screen during the social hour at the event
  • Full page ad in the printed event program (must be received by Oct. 20, 2017)
  • Your company logo on the home page of the OEF website with a link to your business website
  • Recognition on the OEF website's 2017 banquet page
  • Recognition in a “thank you” ad in The OHS Press and in OHS drama programs
  • Recognition as an OEF banquet sponsor on the OEF Facebook page
  • Recognition in the OEF newsletter

Platinum Sponsor ($2,500 - $4,999)

  • Seating at the Superintendent's Table
  • Recognition on the lectern banner at the event
  • Recognition on the welcome sign at the entrance to the event
  • Verbal recognition during the OEF Awards Presentation
  • Logo/Name displayed on the projection screen during the social hour at the event
  • Full page ad in the printed event program (must be received by Oct. 20, 2017)
  • Your company logo on the home page of the OEF website with a link to your business website
  • Recognition on the OEF website's 2017 banquet page
  • Recognition in a “thank you” ad in The OHS Press and in OHS drama programs
  • Recognition as an OEF banquet sponsor on the OEF Facebook page
  • Recognition in the OEF newsletter

Gold Partners ($1,000 - $2,499)

  • Preferred seating (2 tickets) at the event
  • Recognition on the welcome sign at the entrance to the event
  • Verbal recognition during the OEF Awards Presentation
  • Logo/Name displayed on the projection screen during the social hour at the event
  • Full page ad in the printed event program (must be received by Oct. 20, 2017)
  • Your company logo on the home page of the OEF website with a link to your business website
  • Recognition on the OEF website's 2017 banquet page
  • Recognition in a “thank you” ad in The OHS Press and in OHS drama programs
  • Recognition as an OEF banquet sponsor on the OEF Facebook page
  • Recognition in the OEF newsletter

Silver ($500 - $999)

  • Preferred seating (2 tickets) at the event
  • Recognition on the projection screen during the social hour at the event
  • Full page ad in the printed event program (must be received by Oct. 20, 2017)
  • Recognition on the OEF website's 2017 banquet page
  • Recognition in a “thank you” ad in The OHS Press and in OHS drama programs
  • Recognition as an OEF banquet sponsor on the OEF Facebook page
  • Recognition in the OEF newsletter

Bronze ($250 - $499)

  • 1/2 page ad in the printed event program (must be received by Oct. 20, 2017)
  • Recognition on the OEF website's donor page with a link to your business website
  • Recognition on the OEF website's 2017 banquet page
  • Recognition in a “thank you” ad in The OHS Press and in OHS drama programs
  • Recognition as an OEF banquet sponsor on the OEF Facebook page
  • Recognition in the OEF newsletter

Copper ($100 - $249)

  • Copy of your business card in the printed event program (must be received by Oct. 20, 2017)
  • Recognition on the OEF website's 2017-18 donor page and on the OEF website's 2017 banquet page
  • Recognition in the OEF newsletter